Are peer assessors paid a fee?

Peer assessors for the Professional Project Grants Program (PPGP), Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations (AOPPAO), Community Arts Program (CAP), School Touring Program (STP), and ArtsSmarts are paid assessor fees based on the length of the peer assessment meeting and the number of applications being assessed.

Peer Assessment Meetings are limited to a half day (max 4 hours for up to 20 applications in the PPGP and 17 in multidiscipline assessment committees) or a full day (max 8 hours for up to 40 application on the PPGP or 35 applications for multidiscipline assessment committees). Half days will pay a meeting rate of $250 and full days $500.

In addition, assessors will be paid a reading fee of $10 per application.

The Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations (SPPAO) assessment meetings will review up to 10 applications in a half day and up to 20 application for a full day. Assessors will also be paid a $10 per application reading fee.

A full one-hour lunch break will be taken for full day assessment meetings. Peer assessors are not paid for the lunch break. ArtsNL will provide food for those attending the meeting in person. A menu of lunch options will be emailed to you before the meeting. Assessors joining the meeting via video conference may spend up to $14 for a local lunch. Original receipts and a claim form must be sent to ArtsNL for reimbursement.

Peer assessment meetings are scheduled between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Peer assessors are paid via direct deposit typically within 10 business days of the completion of the assessment meeting.

Bank account information must be supplied by the peer assessor. PATF application fees will be paid at the end of each fiscal year at a rate of $81 for each group of 5 applications reviewed. This will start for the fiscal year starting April 1, 2021.

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